Wikipad to hit GameStop in October

We talked about the interesting Android-powered Wikipad gaming device a few times already. The device is an Android-powered mobile gaming platform featuring a 10-inch display with a gaming controller attachment included. It certainly looks very interesting with its NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor and Jelly Bean flavor of Android.

If you like the idea of the large-screen portable gaming tablet with gaming controls, you will be glad to hear that GameStop stores will begin taking pre-orders on the mobile gaming tablet as of today, September 7. The tablet will be available to purchase at retail on October 31 for $499. We have already learned most of the hardware details of this little tablet, but they're worth repeating.

The 10-inch IPS screen will have a resolution of 1280x800. That fancy gaming controller can be attached to the tablet when you feel like getting your game on with multiple buttons and joysticks that seem more at home on a game console than a tablet. The controller will support apps made for joysticks and the PlayStation Mobile streaming games that will be hitting Android from Sony.

Wikipad has also signed a deal with Gaikai for streaming video games. Gaikai was previously called the Sony Cloud service. The Wikipad will also sport games made specifically for NVIDIA's Tegra 3 processor offered in the Tegra Zone. GameStop's Joe Gorman envisions the Wikipad as a device capable of bridging the gap between traditional tablets game consoles allowing the user to "not only work hard, but play hard."

[via Forbes]